Xen is a hypervisor based virtualization. It supports x86, AMD64, IA64, ARM and other CPU types, and Linux, Windows, Solaris and *BSD guest operating systems.

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Network filtering with libvirt + xen + bridge + nat?

How can I properly add basic network filters (clean-traffic or, at least, ip-spoofing prevention) to XEN (xend) guests managed by libvirt? Or, in particular, can I manually execute libvirt's ...
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Xen Dom0 could not find boot device (or any disk)

I have a brand new DELL server running SLES11 SP1 where I am trying to install my very first Xen Hypervisor. So I installed "Hypervisor and Tools" via YaST (excluding graphical elements), which ...
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Openstack Single Physical Network

I am trying to deploy openstack grizzly on a 12 node cluster. I want to use the xen hypervisor. I currently have xenserver installed, and I have 3 virtual machines running Ubuntu 12.04 to use for the ...
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Xen and Turbo Boost

Running the Debian Squeeze default Xen, I am unable to get any of the CPU frequency scaling stuff going. As soon as I revert to the standard kernel I get it. Digging through the internet it seems ...
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Upgrading kernel on Debian server hosting Xen 3.2.1

I have a physical server running Debian 6 and Xen Hypervisor 3.2.1, and kernal -a says "2.6.26-1-xen-amd64". I have not updated for a long time, because when I run apt-get upgrade, one of the updates ...
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Citrix XenApp Fundamentals

I have a problem with a new install of a XenApp Citrix server. Everything was working fine, but I was setting up Citrix Access Gateway and single sign in. Now, on the main server I am getting an ...
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Why I get different network traffic values from dom0 and from domU?

I'm using Xen 4.0.1 with Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (standard packages on a Debian Squeeze system). From Xen Networking: For each new domU, Xen creates a new pair of "connected virtual ethernet ...
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reclaim space from xen server

i found xencenter stotage => general tah display 1096.6 GB used of 1107.7 GB total (708.5 GB allocated) seen some space have been eaten and not release. the SMLog show that [13816] 2014-03-28 ...
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Virtual Allocation Unreasonably High

Just upgraded our pool to Xenserver 6.2 and installed a brand new host, also with Xenserver 6.2. Was excited about the new features since Xenserver was fully open-sources (over-allocate ram, ha live ...
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CentOS 6.5 Xen Virtual Machine Issue 'this function is not supported by the connection driver'

I am trying to segment my system into a number of virtual machines but just cant seem to get this to work. I think I am close but not quite there. I have install xen, virsh, xl etc and I am using ...
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How can I export a XenServer virtual machine with all its snapshots?

Is there a way to export a virtual machine running on XenServer with all its past snapshots? I have tried to export a VM through XenCenter (right click on the machine and "Export..."). After importing ...
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xen hotplug can't add vif to eth0: operation not supported

I am new to xen and I am trying to get a domU running but I am having problems with it. I think my network card might not support bridging which is bizarre. This is the error I get when trying to ...
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FreeBSD XEN kernel not booting in XenServer 6.2

I have a XenServer 6.2 host, and I am trying to get a FreeBSD-9.1-i386 guest to run in PV mode. The installation of the guest is fine, but after a reboot with the new kernel the system does not boot. ...
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Obtain the free_memory value in xen

I would like to know if there's an alternative to the command I am currently using to get the real free memory for the system (meaning memory that can be assigned to new domU) xm info | grep ...
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How to move a template from one xen nfs storage repository to another?

I have a bunch of templates on an NFS XCP 1.6 storage repository using thin provisioning for some of my VMs. I want to move the template's disks to a different NFS storage repository. There doesn't ...
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Xen hangs on boot when scrubbing RAM

I have a CentOS 5 server I can boot into the stock kernel just fine, but when I try kernel-xen, it gets stuck here: http://i.stack.imgur.com/wAI20.png When I try adding no-bootscrub to the kernel ...
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Nagios: check services being orphaned?

Recently I noticed that there are some warnings in the nagios.log: [1366060611] Warning: The check of service 'pt-deadlock-logger' on host 'xx' looks like it was orphaned (results never came back). ...
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Domus Memory Used Issue With Xen On CentOS

Anyone know why I'm receiving this error? I compiled latest libvirt from source, I also tried with various rpm. I would like to get memory used by domus and it looks like it's not working with Xen 3 ...
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OSPF on XEN host running several VMs

Is it possible to set OSPFs areas in a XEN environment to setup a virtual cluster? Main intention is to avoid a external router since all VMs will run inside the same machine.
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how to setup VM with debootstrap

I'm having problems to configure a virtual machine with xen server. following tutorial I made this steps: make the lvm partitions (root, swap) on my host and format mount root partition on /mnt ...
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Import Xen Server VHD

I am trialing using a distributed file system as the backend storage for my Xen Servers. I have set up the DFS (distributed file system) (using CentOS and GlusterFS) and everything is working ...
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Access All VLANS over XenServer Interface

For my current setup, I have a physical NIC on a XenServer machine that receives traffic tagged with various VLAN IDs. I have a virtual machine that is running Vyatta that needs to be able to access ...
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xen 4.1 host priodically dropping network packets of domU

I have xen 4.1 Host running on a ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server with ip 153.x.x.54. I have setup 2 VMs on it, namely, "dev.mydomain.com" and "web.mydomain.com" with ips 195.X.X.2 and 195.x.x.3 respectively. ...
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How to make all of my IPs works in HyperVM XEN?

I've installed HyperVM on CentOS 5.8 final to make XEN VPS. I have 5 IPs, and added them to an IPPool. They are from *.123 to *.126. But when I add Virtual machines, just the first one (which indicate ...
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XenServer Offsite Replication

I am trying to find the best way to migrate my VHD's to my DataCenter offsite for DR purposes. Currently I have a number of Xen Stacks setup as the following: Dual RAID ISCSI SAN multipathed to at ...
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XCP vm created via xl create doesn't show up in Xencenter neither in xe vm-list

i am running XCP 1.4.90.530.170661 and i have many PV guests running and created via XenCenter. I have created now an openwrt PV guest via the xl create command but it doesn't show up in Xencenter ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Xen guest - why would time drift be proportionate with the system load?

We are trying to troubleshoot an issue with random system lockups during medium - heavy loads on an Ubuntu MySQL 5.1 server. There is nothing logging into the system during these lockups. The only ...
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XEN - (magic) networking issue

I have a very strange situation and do not know where to look. I have a XEN installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My hosting-provider does require, that every new IP my server uses has an own MAC-address. ...
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Mounting shared memory in XCP/ XEN Server,for storing VM

Requirement vm with 2HDD each 1gb OS will be installed on hdd 1 and required data on HDD 2 I want all my VM running on Xen Cloud Platform XCP 1.1 to use /dev/shm of host machine for HDD1. Is ...
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Ubuntu Xen DomU Boot Error

I am attempting to boot an Ubuntu 12.04 Precise DomU (Dom0 is Ubuntu 12.04 with xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64) and it is failing to boot, dropping me back into a shell (see below). I am using ...
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How to pass two USB-devices to XEN domU guest?

how do i pass more then one USB device to Xen domU guest? Either usbdevice = 'host:1d6b:0002' OR usbdevice = 'host:04f3:0232' works fine, but with only one device at the time. Obvious thing: ...
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Linux webserver reboot issue

I've webserver, it works fine when there is no load into it. when I've load onto it and try to restart httpd server gets reboot itself or sometimes it automatically get reboot It is Xen HVM with OS ...
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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Xen domU mem-set issue

I'm running into a problem on my xen 4.0.1 server (debian squeeze) My host has 32G of memory, Domain-0 has 2048 M assigned to it. (scaled down with xm mem-set Domain-0 2048) top in Domain-0 confirms ...
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CentOS 5.7 Xen Host

Here is the situation: I am running CentOS 5.7 x86_64 with Xen 3.0.3 (xen-3.0.3-132.el5_7.2.x86_64) and the Xen kernel (2.6.18-274.12.1.el5xen). The server has 8GB RAM, and an i7-950 @ 3.07Ghz. I am ...
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64 bit HVM guest freezes while booting on Debian Lenny 64 bit Xen hypervisor

I'm trying to create an x86 64 bit guest machine on an old Debian Lenny x86 64 bit hypervisor using HVM. The physical CPU is a first generation Intel i7 with VT-x support. Xen recognizes the VT-x ...
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Xen Hosting - What Could Be Causing My Kernel to Not Boot - At All?

I have a VPS at Linode, and I'm trying to boot Gentoo's hardened kernel - which is patched with Grsecurity and PaX. On Linode, you can boot a kernel of your choice by utilizing their "PV-Grub" ...
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CentOS/Xen Hypervisor Completely Locked-Up, Where To Look For Answers

Our hypervisor server running CentOS and Xen completely locked-up just right now. The screen was completely blank. I had to hard reboot, and everything came back up normally. No indication of a ...
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Xen and dhcp. Not connecting

I'm sorry if this sounds like a really stupid question but I started today for the first time using Xen. I'm using it on a fresh installation of Debian Lenny. I followed this tutorial ...
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Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init — Ubuntu server 8.04LTS

I recently copied the logical volume containing an Ubuntu Server install from one Xen server to another. I have done this many times in the past and have not had issues before. However, when I ...
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xen server edition - need more cores for win7 VMs

I setup a win7 VM in my Xen 6.2 system with 8 cores. When the VM boots it only shows 2 cores (and the performance seems to go along with this). Looking at the docs for Xen it seems that this ...
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xen vdi read-only change from true to false

I have the xen vm which have 2 virtual disk, i found that only one disk is attach to the vm. one is readonly=true ( which is no attached ) one is readonly=false ( which is attached ) but i was ...
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How does Xen resize VMs without shutting them down?

I'm experimenting with Xen on a spare machine and I noticed that it can resize the RAM and CPU allocations of my VMs without shutting them down first. VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, etc. can't do the same ...
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How can I see which Xen guests are using which cpu pools?

xm cpupool-list will show how many domains are on each cpupool xm cpupool-migrate will move a domain to a different pool But I can't find a command to show which cpupool a domain is using, or which ...
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Configuring kdump on CentOS 5.9 dom0. Cannot get makedumpfile to run in crash kernel

The setup: CentOS 5.9 dom0 running under Xen4.1.4. Crash kernel loaded (512M, because otherwise it would take forever to run init after the failures), and kdump functional. I am able to force the ...
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Xen (SolusVM): Guest Windows partition is not auto-allocating free space

We are creating guest VM on Windows Server 2008 from the template we've built before but when we are giving our guest VM more disk space from the beginning it's not auto allocating that space. So when ...
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Automate Live Xen migration of VMs to achieve dynamic load balancing in Open source environment

DRS in Vsphere is paid. Is there exist any alternative to achieve dynamic load balancing through automating live xen vm migration in open source environment ?? Also,if required, how can write our own ...
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Disabling VNC for HVM on Xen causes error

When I try to start a Xen HVM guest without VNC, I always get this error libxl: error: libxl_dm.c:1212:device_model_spawn_outcome: domain 25 device model: spawn failed (rc=-3) libxl: error: ...
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Xen multiple simultaneous live migrations

I have some VMs on a physical server and I need to migrate them on another physical server. Both server are running Xen hypervisor. I attempted to migrate them simultaneously by executing the commands ...
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Error when enabling HA on Xen Server

We have 4 Xen servers - 6.2 build 70446c - one shared storage - accessible via NFS. We disabled HA in order to solve some issues with a live migration that was stuck. I put the master on that pool in ...